Remember that huge multi-car pile-up at the Nurburgring a couple of weeks ago? Helmet-cam footage has emerged, and it ain’t purdy.
As the camera car approaches the Hatzenbach Chicane we see a huge cloud of smoke ahead. The driver slows down and pulls to the verge, hops out over the Armco and tries to warn other drivers, but many just blindly keep hammering onwards until it’s too late. Cue agonised tyre-screeching and much shunting.
The track-prepped BMW we were riding in gets punted, too, as a fast-moving Porsche 911 loses it completely and smashes first into another car, then the barriers, then another car and then into the back of the parked 6 Series. Either the German-speaking owner doesn’t notice or stays incredibly calm about it. We’d at least have muttered a pained scheisse.
The footage is a reminder to all of us, on all track days or Nurburgring tourist laps, to leave plenty of margin for error. Expect the worst around every corner and both you and your wheels will probably make it out undamaged.